Finally, ask about alternatives, says Davis Liu, a family doctor and the author of "Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely." For example, your doctor may suggest an MRI to figure out why your back is hurting. But if you push back a bit, she may also tell you that you can first try back exercises for a few weeks and see if the pain goes away on its own. It very often does.
Overall great tips. Without serious healthcare reform, the brutal reality is this. We are already rationing healthcare in this country. It's not based on your age, health, or research. It's based on your ability to pay.